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Contrary

by Ruth Roach Pierson, edited by John Reibetanz

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While humour, fond remembrance, and wry awareness break through, contrariness tinges many of the poems in this collection, a contrariness rooted in rueful self-examination, in feelings of living at cross purposes with the expected and the polite, of seeing the world aslant. At the heart of Contrary is an unflinching portrayal of the emotional maelstrom that overtook the poet as she faced the dying and death of her only brother. These are poems that mount an opposition, poems that contradict and argue, sometimes in jest, sometimes in deadly seriousness, poems that read unexpected messages into paintings and photographs, poems that are attuned to the dialectic undercurrents of living.

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Ruth Roach Pierson

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John Reibetanz lives in Toronto and teaches at Victoria College. His poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry (Chicago), The Paris Review, Canadian Literature, The Malahat Review, and Quarry. His previous collections, Ashbourn and Morning Watch, were published in the Signal Editions series of Véhicule Press. He was a finalist for the 1995 National Magazine Awards.

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